BURTON A. WAISBREN, M.S., M.D.; FRANCOIS ABBOUD, M.D.
The purpose of this investigation was to help to define the problem of staphylococcic infections by a detailed clinical study of 100 cases of staphylococcic bacteremia. Since most observers agree that there are no significant differences between strains of staphylococci causing fatal infections and those isolated from healthy carriers, it may be assumed that patients infected with staphylococci differ from the majority of people, in regard either to their environment or to their innate resistance.1, 2, 3, 4
The fact that 50 of the 100 cases of bacteremia that we are reporting developed infections in the hospital indicts this environment.
WAISBREN BA, ABBOUD F. BACTEREMIA DUE TO COAGULASE-POSITIVE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS*. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:643–667. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-643
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):643-667.
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